Order Fulfillment with Pick-to-Light

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Improve Customer Satisfaction with Fast, Accurate Order Fulfillment

Order fulfillment refers to the process of receiving, processing, and delivering orders to end customers.  A critical step in this process is ensuring that orders are picked from the shelves correctly and efficiently.

Quick, accurate picking increases customer satisfaction by ensuring that customers receive the correct item(s) on time.  Banner Engineering offers a variety of light-guided picking solutions to match your application.


Order Fulfillment Challenges

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Many Orders, High Mix, and Little Margin for Error

Getting the Right Order On Time Has Never Been More Challenging, or More Critical

In the age when almost anything can be delivered directly to a customer's doorstep, reliable order fulfillment systems are a must.   Customers expect their orders to be correct and be delivered quickly—sometimes in as little as a few hours.   

Fulfilling large volumes of orders quickly, especially with a high mix of inventory and little margin for error, can be extremely challenging.  Fully manual processes are prone to human error; however, light-guided order picking is a cost-effective solution that helps workers quickly and accurately identify the correct order. 


Pick-to-Light Solutions for Order Fulfillment

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Enable Fast Picking from Large Racks and Shelves

Choose a Versatile, Scalable Solution

  • For larger scale applications, a pick-to-light solution must feature fast response speeds to accommodate many pick points without lags.
  • The new PTL110 pick-to-light devices from Banner are powered by PICK-IQ™, a purpose-built, Modbus compatible serial bus protocol that uses a Common ID to reduce the typical latency that results from polling multiple devices. 
  • A fast response speed at scale is ideal for fulfillment stations that require many pick points while maintaining a rapid pace to exceed productivity targets.
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Ensure Shelves are Properly Stocked

Put-To-Light Solutions Reduce Errors Downstream

  • Picking activities are only effective if the right inventory is in place and ready to be picked.
  • Because of this, fulfillment centers require an efficient method for putting inventory on the shelves so that orders will be easily accessible during fulfillment. 
  • Put-to-light solutions improve the efficiency and accuracy of stocking activities and can help prevent downtime by reducing delays due to misplaced or incorrect orders.

 

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Improve Accuracy with Real-Time Pick Verification

Optical Sensors Verify Pick Accuracy

  • Pick-to-light devices with optical sensing capabilities can be used to check picks for accuracy in real time.
  • These devices detect when a hand reaches into a shelf to pick a package and breaks the sensing beam or array. 
  • When picks are executed correctly, yellow LEDs confirm that the operator picked from the right location on the shelf.  
  • If the operator reaches into an incorrect shelf, a light turns red indicating an error. 

Featured Products

PTL110 pick to light device
PTL110 Series

Scalable, Versatile Pick-To-Light Devices

PTL110 pick-to-light devices are multifunctional indicators with options for touch button, optical sensor, and three-digit alphanumeric display, connected in series to create a powerful picking system. PTL110 systems improve speed, productivity, and quality in picking, kitting and related applications.

  • M12 connectors for quick and secure installation of multiple devices with no additional cables required.
  • Indicator provides fourteen colors and multiple animation functions to differentiate multiple conditions.
  • Powered by PICK-IQ™, a purpose-built, Modbus compatible serial bus protocol that uses a Common ID to reduce the typical latency that results from polling multiple devices.
  • Can be paired with the DXM700 wireless controller for deployment on carts and mobile picking stations.
K50 Pro Series Pick to light device
K50 Pro Series

Pick-to-Light Devices

The K50 Pro touch Series is a versatile family that combines a large, bright indicator with solid-state switching capability activated by a simple touch.

  • Bright LED indicators combined with touch-activated switching capabilities
  • Compatible models are programmable using Banner's Pro Editor Software and Pro Converter Cable for customization of colors and animation
  • Rugged IP67 and IP69K construction for high-pressure washdown environments
  • Ergonomic design requires no physical pressure to operate and eases stress on the hands and wrists
  • Ideal for pick-to-light and call button applications in a wide range of industries and environments
  • IO-Link models have full Pro capabilities managed dynamically by the master, plus individual LED control for full status customization
K50 Pro Series Pick to light device
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K30 Series

Pick-to-Light Devices

A smaller version of the K50 Series, the K30 Pick-to-Light Series combines a bright indicator light with solid-state, touch-activated switching.

  • Ergonomic design requires no physical pressure to operate, preventing stress on hands and wrists
  • Simple operation with the touch of a finger
  • Easily actuated with bare hands or work gloves
  • Rugged, fully encapsulated IP69K construction for high-pressure wash-down environments
  • Ideal for pick-to-light and call button applications in a variety of industries
  • 1- and 2-color models available to solve a range of application

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